Title Hopes Dwindle for Vipers

Saturday, May 11
*Kitara 3-2 Busoga United
*Maroons 0-0 Bright Stars
*BUL 1-0 Gaddafi
*NEC 0-0 Vipers
*Wakiso Giants 2-0 Mbarara City
*UPDF 0-2 SC Villa

Top six

  1. BUL – 52
  2. Kitara – 51
  3. SC Villa – 51
  4. Vipers – 50
  5. KCCA – 45
  6. NEC – 45

Vipers SC faced a setback in their pursuit of the league title after being held to a goalless draw by NEC FC at Lugogo.

The match, which lacked clear-cut chances, saw Vipers unable to capitalize on the few opportunities presented to them, despite efforts from Allan Okello and Milton Karisa.

The result marks a sharp contrast to their previous encounter in January, where Vipers secured a convincing 4-1 victory over NEC FC, courtesy of a Fumador Asiwome hat-trick.

Starting the day joint top, Vipers now find themselves in fourth place with 50 points, trailing by two points behind the summit, with only two games remaining in the season.

The draw comes as a bitter blow to Vipers, especially as their title rivals BUL, Kitara, and SC Villa secured maximum points on the same match-day.

With the ball no longer in their court, Vipers’ chances of clinching the title have significantly diminished, even if they secure victories in their upcoming fixtures against Busoga United and Mbarara City.

Meanwhile, NEC FC, currently sitting in sixth place on the league table, are seven points behind leaders BUL.

The stalemate effectively ends any mathematical hopes of NEC FC clinching the title, relegating them to the role of potential spoilers as they still have to face Villa.

Players Used

NEC – Benjamin Ochan, Tah Barni Kelvin, Geriga Atendele, Ibrahim Tembo, Cromwell Rwothomio, Allan Mugalu, Joseph Dhata, Gideon Odongo, Ibrahim Kiyembo, Rashid Okocha, Enock Ssebagala

Vipers – Alfred Mudekereza, Grant Matsiko, Paul Mbowa, Hillary Mukundane, Enock Luyima, Marvin Youngman, Bright Anukani, Allan Okello, Fumador Asiwome, Milton Karisa, Yunus Sentamu



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